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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea.

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South Korea kicks off voting in masks and gloves [Video]

South Korea kicks off voting in masks and gloves

With plastic gloves and hand sanitizer for everyone, South Korea showed how the country is conducting parliamentary election in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Ryan Brooks reports.

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Automakers make push to reopen plants [Video]

Automakers make push to reopen plants

Global automakers reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic are accelerating efforts to restart factories from Wuhan to Maranello to Michigan, using safety protocols developed for China and U.S. ventilator..

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South Korea church holds drive-in service amid new outbreak [Video]

South Korea church holds drive-in service amid new outbreak

A church in Seoul on Sunday offered a "drive-in" worship service for the faithful amid the new coronavirus outbreak.View on euronews

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Samsung's solid chip sales unlikely to help profits [Video]

Samsung's solid chip sales unlikely to help profits

The global shift to working from home is boosting demand for Samsung's memory chips, but the South Korean tech giant's first-quarter profits are still likely to remain flat. Gloria Tso reports.

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Stocks jump on virus slowdown hopes, but oil slips on oversupply [Video]

Stocks jump on virus slowdown hopes, but oil slips on oversupply

Stocks jumped on Monday as investors were encouraged by a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new cases, while oil prices skidded after Saudi-Russian negotiations to cut output were delayed,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published
Why Ellison Supports Trump [Video]

Why Ellison Supports Trump

Business Insider reports that Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison is supporting President Donald Trump. "I don't think he's the devil — I support him and want him to do well," Ellison said. Ellison and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published
Baseball-starved fans in South Korea welcome livestreamed practice games [Video]

Baseball-starved fans in South Korea welcome livestreamed practice games

South Korean professional baseball team LG Twins give their fans online coverage of in-house practice matches played behind closed doors.

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South Korea allows absentee voting in election [Video]

South Korea allows absentee voting in election

About 4,000 patients now receiving treatment can cast their ballot by mail or as an early absentee at the upcoming parliamentary elections, South Korean officials said Thursday. Gloria Tso reports.

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World stocks drift as wary investors expect grim U.S. jobs data [Video]

World stocks drift as wary investors expect grim U.S. jobs data

World stocks were pinned down on Thursday by the rising death toll from the new coronavirus and deepening economic pain, with another record week of jobless claims expected in the United States. Ciara..

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Angelina Jolie's son Maddox will return to South Korea when coronavirus pandemic 'settles' [Video]

Angelina Jolie's son Maddox will return to South Korea when coronavirus pandemic 'settles'

Angelina Jolie's son Maddox will be heading back to school in South Korea as soon as the coronavirus pandemic has "settled".

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Communities secretary on virus testing capacity [Video]

Communities secretary on virus testing capacity

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick claims the UK now have the capacity to test 15,000 people for coronavirus daily in the UK. Mr Jenrick also said he wanted to see the UK go "much further and much..

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South Korea sees slight decline in new coronavirus cases [Video]

South Korea sees slight decline in new coronavirus cases

South Korea has largely contained virus by enlisting the public's support, being transparent and testing.

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New Poll: Biden Vs. Trump [Video]

New Poll: Biden Vs. Trump

Joe Biden is the front runner for the Democratic nomination for President. In nearly every recent poll Biden beats incumbent President Donald Trump. Several polls show Biden beating Trump by..

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Lockdowns shutter Fiat, Renault factories [Video]

Lockdowns shutter Fiat, Renault factories

Lockdowns look set to stymie Fiat's plan to resume production, while Renault says all its plants outside China and South Korea are now shut. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Loss of sense of smell and taste potential symptoms of coronavirus [Video]

Loss of sense of smell and taste potential symptoms of coronavirus

Anosmia, the loss of smell; hyposmia, a reduced sense of smell; and dysgeusia, the distortion of the sense of taste could all be linked to COVID-19.

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During Global Pandemic, North Korea Fires Off Ballistic Missile Into The Sea [Video]

During Global Pandemic, North Korea Fires Off Ballistic Missile Into The Sea

The South Korean government says North Korea fired at least one unidentified projectile into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday. According to Reuters, Japan’s Ministry of Defense reporting that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published
Loss Of Smell Or Taste Could Signal Coronavirus [Video]

Loss Of Smell Or Taste Could Signal Coronavirus

Business Insider reports that a sudden loss of smell could be a symptom of coronavirus, even if you don't have any additional symptoms. In South Korea, China, and Italy, about a third of COVID-19..

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Trump Asks South Korea For Medical Equipment [Video]

Trump Asks South Korea For Medical Equipment

President Donald Trump sent an urgent request to South Korea asking for medical equipment. According to Reuters, Trump promised to help Korean firms gain U.S. government approval. In response, South..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
‘BBC Dad’ who went viral returns to channel with wife and two children [Video]

‘BBC Dad’ who went viral returns to channel with wife and two children

A family that went viral on social media after two young children interrupted a live interview on the BBC have returned to the channel. Professor Robert E Kelly was appearing on the news channel in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published
$2 tln U.S. stimulus fails to lift global stocks [Video]

$2 tln U.S. stimulus fails to lift global stocks

The U.S. has a $2 trillion stimulus package, but that wasn't enough to lift global stock markets Thursday. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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South Korea 'sextortion': 'Telegram' case suspect identified [Video]

South Korea 'sextortion': 'Telegram' case suspect identified

South Korean police took the unusual step of publicly identifying the 24-year-old accused leader of an online sexual blackmail ring after the case led to a national outcry.

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Stocks rebound on hopes for massive global stimulus [Video]

Stocks rebound on hopes for massive global stimulus

Stocks in Asia and Europe gained Tuesday after the Federal Reserve promised unlimited supplies of dollars. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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IOC faces boycotts if Tokyo 2020 is not postponed - Global Athlete [Video]

IOC faces boycotts if Tokyo 2020 is not postponed - Global Athlete

The International Olympic Committee needs to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics now according to the competitor-led movement Global Athlete.

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North Korea suspected missile test slammed as 'very inappropriate' [Video]

North Korea suspected missile test slammed as 'very inappropriate'

North Korea fires two suspected missiles prompting South Korea to call on its neighbour to halt military actions immediatelyView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:35Published
Priest hears drive-through confessions amid coronavirus [Video]

Priest hears drive-through confessions amid coronavirus

Devout Catholics in Bowie, Maryland won't have to surrender their place of worship, despite local guidance for social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to Father Scott Holmer's quick..

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South Korea reports fewer than 50 new infections earning WHO praise

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Kia compact vehicles contractor suspends production

A South Korean contract manufacturer for Kia Motors' compact vehicles has suspended production, a company official said on Monday, citing a drop in overseas demand as the coronavirus outbreak has..
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South Korea reports fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases for first time since Feb. 29 peak

South Korea reported fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases on Monday for the first time since its Feb. 29 peak as daily infections in Asia's largest outbreak outside China continued to trend downward.
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South Korea extends intensive social distancing to reach 50 daily coronavirus cases

South Korea said on Saturday it will extend its intensive social distancing campaign scheduled to end on Monday by two weeks in a bid to curb the rate of coronavirus infections to around 50 a day.
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Indonesia virus death toll rises to highest in Asia outside China

Indonesia's coronavirus death toll rose to 170 on Thursday as the world's fourth most populous nation passed South Korea as the country with the highest number of recorded fatalities in Asia after..
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South Korea to allow absentee voting by coronavirus patients in parliament elections

South Korea will allow coronavirus patients to vote by mail or as absentees in parliamentary elections this month, as a two-week campaign kicked off on Thursday in a country grappling with a steady..
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South Korea's coronavirus crackdown a boon for Moon ahead of polls

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Over 100 countries ask South Korea for coronavirus testing help: official

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Asia's factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens

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U.S., South Korea scramble to seal defence cost-sharing deal as thousands put on unpaid leave

The commander of U.S. troops in South Korea on Wednesday called for negotiators to quickly resolve a cost-sharing dispute that has put more than 4,000 local workers on unpaid leave, with South Korean..
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Coronavirus: Playing classical music for South Korea hospital patients

Musicians in South Korea have played a classical music concert for coronavirus patients.
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Thousands go on unpaid leave as US, South Korea fail to agree on military costs

South Korea on Tuesday criticized the U.S. military's decision to place thousands of Korean workers on unpaid leave this week, after the two allies failed to sign a new cost-sharing agreement.
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South Korea puts off school opening again, goes online

South Korea on Tuesday canceled the re-opening of schools next week as clusters of coronavirus infections flare and will launch online classes while delaying the annual college entrance exams.
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No elevators or hugs for South Korean coronavirus survivor now battling stigma

Park Hyun stops to catch his breath after climbing a few steps to the entrance of the engineering college of the Pusan National University where he teaches. Despite a persistent shortness of breath, he..
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South Korea to open schools online, reschedule college exam

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South Korea reports 125 new coronavirus cases, total 9,786: KCDC

South Korea reported 125 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 9,786, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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Coronavirus: US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea

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Coronavirus fails to dampen South Korea's fever for exam success

Choi Young-eun is so concerned about her teenagers' education as South Korea's schools stay shut that she has been sending them to a private tuition center to make sure they don't miss out.
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South Korea to pay families hundreds of dollars to ease coronavirus impact

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North Korea hails 'super large' launcher test as virus timing condemned

South Korea's army issued a stern statement saying that testing comes at a "very inappropriate" time.
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Japan to ban U.S., China, Europe travelers as coronavirus spread stokes Tokyo lockdown fears

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South Korea's emergency exercise in December facilitated coronavirus testing, containment

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Malaysia mulls buying coronavirus test kits from South Korea as tally rises

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